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Fun Activities to Do with the Family During Power Outage

In case of a power interruption during storms, there’s no need to sulk and stress out while waiting for electricity to come back. While it is important to be thankful that there was no damage during the storm, having no electricity should be considered as just a minor inconvenience. Considering that thousands of other people have lost so much, you and your family can turn a blackout into meaningful time to bond.

Since there are no computers and no gadgets, here are a few things you can do as a family during power outage.

1. Read Up – During daylight, spend some time reading. Catch up on books that you have been meaning to read but haven’t been able to do so because Facebook and Youtube has taken up most of your time. If you have the time and opportunity, pass by any Power Books outlet at Vista Malls and pick up a title that you can entertain yourself with while waiting for the storm to blow over.

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2. Prepare a meal together – Having no electricity gives you the chance to bond with your children. It must have been ages since you last prepared a meal together, so since you’re in the process of consuming perishables in the fridge, you can whip up lunch or dinner as a family. If your kids are still young, you can make pancakes or simple sandwiches with them. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on stories and check on how they’re doing in school. Make the most of the time when you and your children are not glued to your gadgets.

3. Play Board Games – When the internet and PS3 came about, board games such as chess and scrabble took a backseat. In situations where there’s no electricity, you and your family can gather round and dust the old boardgames off. You will realize how much fun a little family competition can give.

Fun Activities at Vista Malls

4. Sing together – one of the most beautiful ways to pass time is to sing. If you or your kids play any musical instruments, this may be the perfect opportunity to practice some music or songs together.

5. Pray together – calamities and natural disasters are not to be taken lightly. At a young age, it is important that children are taught to empathize with others. Pray for the storm to pass; pray as a family that those who have lost their homes and possessions will be able to stand on their feet again.

There’s no storm, natural or otherwise, that a family cannot surpass. Spending time with our loved ones during times of disaster solidifies our relationship with them. When the sun shines again, we can all head out to our favorite Vista Mall branch and continue with the family bonding. This time, under more pleasant circumstances.